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June, 1923 "Secret of the Pyramids"

[Depicted in Indiana Jones et le Secret de la Pyramids, a French-language hardcover comic book published by Bagheera, written and illustrated by Claude Moliterni and Giancarlo Alessandrini - released in 1993]



  • In the summer of 1923, Indiana is in Egypt when he meets a young journalist named Marya Smirnova, who worked for the Globe in New York and had previously reported on Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb (King Tut). 

  • Upon their acquaintance Indiana persuades her to accompany him to the Great Pyramid of Giza where she only narrowly escapes with her life. 


  • Locations in this adventure are:


  • Cairo, Egypt - capital and largest city of Egypt with a population over nine million, it is considered a World City and is associated with Ancient Egypt as the Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are found within its coordinates. It is also home to Al-Azhar University, the second oldest institution of higher learning in the world. 

  • Great Pyramid of Giza - aka Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops - it is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in it’s complex and the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is also the only pyramid to remain mostly intact, in which inscriptions within suggest that it was built over a ten to twenty year period around 2560 BC. It was considered to be the tallest man-made structure in the world for almost four thousand years, said to be built of limestone, granite, and mortar.




For information on Howard Carter’s excavation on King Tut see Indiana’s very 'first adventure' in May of 1908.

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